Why is Delhi angry? Women are unsafe in national capital

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New Delhi, Dec 22: These days India's national capital New Delhi looks akin to Egypt during Arab Spring. The entire city is on the streets, protesting and raising slogans against the government. Protesters across the city vented their anger on the streets and targetted centres of power to raise their voice against rising crime rate against women.

Moreover, they are demanding justice for the 23-year-old gangrape victim who was brutally raped, assaulted and thrown out of a moving bus to die on the streets by the culprits. Currently, the victim is fighting for her life at Safdarjung Hospital. The horrific incident triggered anger and outburst across Delhi. Protesters for last few days are protesting against authorities to end abnormal rise in violence against women in the national capital. 

Students protest against the gangrape

On Saturday, protests across the city will reach its fifth day at a stretch. On Friday, protesters targetted North Block, South Block, Rail Bhavan and Supreme Court, with some even attempting to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Protests are not only limited to Delhi but have spread across the nation. Several cities including Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore protested to demand justice for the victim.

Crime and Capital: The national capital has registered a whopping 17% rise in rape cases this year with 661 such incidents being reported till Dec 15 as compared to 564 during the same period last year.

The figures indicate that more and more women were reporting incidents of crime against them with the police, Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar said here on Friday.

Medical Bulletin: Next 2-3 days crucial, victim off the ventilator

The doctors said that the victim was showing mixed response to the treatment and had been taken off the ventilator. The information was given by Dr BD Athani, the medical superintendent at the hospital.

Furnishing the details of the health condition of the victim, Dr Athani further said that she was conscious and her pulse rate was normal. Also, the platelet count of the victim was stable while her bilirubin and lymphocyte counts had also gone up.

However, the white blood cell count of the victim had gone down and her liver was not in a good condition, said the doctors treating her at the Safdarjung Hospital. "We are supplying her food through intravenous because of no intestine...Her white blood cell count has really gone down and liver's condition is not good," said Dr Athani.

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